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English Syntax and Argumentation

English Syntax and Argumentation

22 August 2017

Professor Bas Aarts authors English Syntax and Argumentation, part of the Macmillan Modern Linguistics, and published today

Written by a leading authority on the subject, the fifth edition of this bestselling book provides students with a thorough grounding in the essentials of sentence structure and the fundamentals of syntactic argumentation.

This theoretically-neutral core-text for English students is formed of four parts:

  1. foundations of syntax, namely clauses and sentences
  2. internal structure of phrases and the bridge between syntax and semantics
  3. syntactic argumentation
  4. argumentation and its application